THE BOAT

By Young-Nam KIM

MIROVISION INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2009

Two young men, from Korea and Japan, involved in the smuggling industry in Japan find their own freedom in the cruel reality of despair and betrayal.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South), JAPAN
    • Languages
    • KOREAN, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Young-Nam KIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Aya WATANABE
    • Producer(s)
    • Juno LEE (1), Osamu KUBOTA (2)
    • Synopsis
    • Hyung-gu, a young Korean, visits Japan by boat three or four times a month to help with middle-aged Bo-gyung’s smuggling business. It is always Touru, a young Japanese man, who welcomes him there. Hyung-gu and Touru sacrifice themselves for the sake of their families, money, and friendship. One day, Bo-gyung ordered them to kidnap a woman named Jisu and take her to Japan, and this changes their future in an unexpected way. Hyung-gu, having met Touru, suddenly feels responsible for his family. Meanwhile, Touru, who used to take care of everything, feels liberated after meeting Hyung-gu. In spite of the language border and the difference of surroundings, the two young men from Korea and Japan go through a piece of a blossom of youth together. Through the use of a boat as a visual metaphor, this film raises the question of solitude of a man and communication among people.
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